Smoking

Smoking

Evening the odds: adolescent women, tobacco and physical activity

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English
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Paper
Online
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Peggy Edwards
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Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the link between dropping out of physical activity and taking up smoking. Shows coaches, physical activity leaders and others how addressing both behaviours can improve the life circumstances of teen girls.

ISBN/ISSN: 
TEEN.E39 1996

Programme de lutte au tabagisme

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français

Works to reduce disease and death among Canadians, reduce the number of people who smoke from 25% to 20% of the population, decrease the number of cigarettes sold by 30%, increase retailer compliance with laws on tobacco sales to youth from 69% to 80%, reduce the number of people involuntarily exposed to environmental tobacco smoke in enclosed public spaces, and explore ways to mandate changes to tobacco products to reduce hazards to health. Travaille pour réduire la morbidité et la mortalité attribuables au tabagisme chez les Canadiens, réduire de 25 à 20 % le nombre de fumeurs de la population, réduire de 30 % le nombre de cigarettes vendues, augmenter de 69 à 80 % la proportion de détaillants qui se conforment aux dispositions législatives sur la vente du tabac aux jeunes, réduire le nombre de personnes involontairement exposées à la fumée secondaire du tabac dans les lieux publics fermés; et explorer comment apporter des changements aux produits du tabac afin de réduire les dangers pour la santé.

Email Address: 
TCP-PLT-questions@hc-sc.gc.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-318-1116
Street Address: 
P.L. 3506C
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0K9
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url (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecs-sesc/tabac/index.html) does not appear valid. Updated February 1, 2010 with home address for Programme de lutte au tabagisme

Centre Smoking Clinic (Centre for Addication and Mental Health)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Counselling
Support group/peer support

Provides service for smokers who want to quit or work on their addiction to nicotine. Professionally facilitated.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 535-8501 ext 6336
Street Address: 
Addictions Research Foundation Site 33 Russell Street
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5S 2S1

Gender, health and tobacco

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Tobacco Free Initiative
Martha Morrow
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Examines the gender differences for tobacco use, including the prevalence, the health impacts, and the social and economic consequences.

Women's health issues: smoking

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English
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Online
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Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

Examines the risks of smoking for women and girls, the politics of tobacco, and the deceptions of tobacco advertising. Also includes a series of related articles.

Mixed messages: women, tobacco and the media

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English
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Paper
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Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Results of a research project examining the representation of women and smoking in four media, including women's magazines, newspapers, films, and TV, between 1989 and 1994. Reveals that images of tobacco and smoking are present in media consumed by young girls and women. Also suggests that media does not portray women as independent or making healthy choices. Combined, these facts make it more difficult for girls and young women to avoid tobacco and make healthy lifestyle choices. Concludes by recommeding that young women be taught media literacy, and that anti-tobacco education and health promotion be developed that is addressed towards girls and young women.

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ISBN 0662227722
SMOK.M59 1996

International Network of Women Against Tobacco

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an organization that works to address the complex issues of tobacco use among women and young girls. Provides contacts, primarily women, to individuals and organizations working in tobacco control. Collects and distributes information regarding global women and tobacco issues. Shares strategies to counter tobacco advertising and promotion. Supports the development of women-centered tobacco use prevention and cessation programs. Assists in the organization and planning of conferences on tobacco control. Collaborates on the development of publications regarding women and tobacco issues.

Primary Telephone: 
(732) 549-9054
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
bonnie@inwat.org
Fax Number: 
(732) 549-9056
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 224
City: 
Metuchen
Province: 
New Jersey
Postal/ZIP Code: 
08840

Women's Initiative in Tobacco

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Governmental Body
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English
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Advocacy

Forms an initiative of the Calgary Regional Health Authority and is a part of a multi-faceted tobacco reduction strategy. Seeks to build the capacity of the community, empower young women, and encourage unique health promotion approaches to reduce tobacco use (target population of WINIT is females aged 11 to 18). Site provides quitting tips, links to other sites, and resources.

Primary Telephone: 
(403) 943-5465
Email Address: 
publicweb@calgaryhealthregion.ca
Street Address: 
10101 Southport RD SW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2W 3N2

Women and the tobacco epidemic: challenges for the 21st century

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jonathan M. Samet
Soon-Young Yoon
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Canada

Contributes to the global effort to confront and control the tobacco epidemic. Reviews the most current data and provides overviews concerning the global situation. Examines topics which range from prevalence of tobacco use among women and girls to addiction and treatment. Also deals with the critical issues of national economic policy, international treaties and strategies for mobilization at regional and international levels. Addresses concerns of tobacco control policymakers, public health advocates, economic planners, as well as women leaders.

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GirlsHealth.gov

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
National Women's Health Information Center
Publication Place: 
Fairfax, VA

Gives girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reliable, current health information. Focuses on many health topics that respond to adolescent girls’ health concerns.

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